Some of you know exactly which designer handbag you want to invest in. In fact, you might always reach for the same style, colour and brand each and every time, safe in the knowledge that you'll get endless use out of it. But sometimes, The One can be a little different than you'd expect. Case in point? White handbags have become a surprising sidekick to so many editors in the Who What Wear London office.
Bright white handbags, like shoes, did for a long time have a reputation for being tacky and cheap-looking, however, if you look at the bags in Gucci, Chloé and Prada, you'll find that many of the most elegant styles are actually in an ivory hue. White handbags might seem like a summer accessory, but they look just as good with chunky knitwear, beige blazers and oversized snuggly coats. All of the bags below disprove this old-school tacky style rule. The Elleme Baozi and Wandler Hortensia bags look particularly elevated.
Who What Wear Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi pairs her Wandler mini bag with a snuggly red jumper.
Scroll down to see the many outfits that work with a Tipex-white bag, and then shop some of my favourites below.
Style Notes: A white bag looks amazing with a head-to-toe white look.
Style Notes: A white handbag looks really elegant when paired with buttery yellow and beige separates.
Style Notes: For double the impact, wear a pair of white shoes with your white handbag.
Style Notes: For a 2019 update, opt for a slouchy pouch bag tucked under one arm.
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